FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar has been historic in multiple aspects which included some high-voltage drama beginning with the early elimination of host Qatar to Messi’s unwanted record of missing penalties.
Germany and Belgium
Playing a huge part in the prevailing series of losses, footballing powerhouses like Belgium and Germany faced a severe humiliation that cost them a berth in the knockout stages ahead.
FIFA WC 2022 Upsets
Among all the other FIFA WC 2022 saw some huge high-profile upsets that saw underdogs stunning football powerhouses, presenting this edition’s biggest upsets that cost a couple of teams a berth in Rd of 16.
Saudi Arabia vs Argentina
Who can forget Saudi Arabia’s superb display of teamwork that stunned South American champions Argentina, despite Messi’s heroics things didn’t turn up for them ending a 2-1 defeat against the Asian side.
Japan vs Germany
Beginning as an underdog starter in a tight group alongside the likes of Germany and Spain, Japan did all that was necessary for a knockout berth and went on to thrash 4-times world champion Germany 2-1.
Japan vs Spain
Japan didn’t stop there, the Asian side ensured another major upset this time edging over the Spanish side by netting 2 goals against conceding 1, although Spain’s early good run provided a berth in Rd 16.
Tunisia vs France
World Champions France was stunned in the group match against 30-ranked Tunisia, however, by the time this came the French side already had a place registered in the Round of 16 thanks to two wins.
Denmark vs Australia
Not a campaign that the Danish side wished for which got even worse after suffering a humiliating 1-to-nil defeat against the Australian side.
Morocco vs Belgium
End of all the hopes for Belgium’s golden generation after two losses starting from Croatia and the other featuring among the biggest upsets for the world no. 2 team against Morocco.